Multilateral approach to tackling haze still apt

Thursday, 5 June 2014

The Straits Times

This was an article contribution by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Mr Denis Tan, who has just completed his undergraduate studies in Economics and Engineering at NUS. The authors discussed how the haze affect Singaporeans and what policies Singapore should pursue. They opined that Singapore needs to continue working with Indonesia and the neighbouring nations to improve enforcement of Indonesia’s own environmental protection laws, as promoting awareness of health hazards will raise the perceived cost of burning to the local community and shift a culture of burning waste.

The article is part of a monthly series “Ask: NUS Economists” by the NUS Department of Economics. Each month, a panel will address a topical issue.

To find out more on the article, click here.

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